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a hint. sometimes it goes up before the economy is improving. we don't need monetary policy to drive stocks. >> that's why it's going up? >> the market? >> the yield. >> well, i think because the economy overall is improving and we're going to see some flows back in equities. that's why i think yields are actually starting to slowly go up. because it's starting to rejoin with gdp. >> benedict? >> i couldn't agree more. great numbers out of china. i think china is far more important than the european situation. and as yields go up, the exposure in your bond portfolio, the interest rates will have a drop on your yield. you got to be in equities. >> ben willis, b. belski. thank you. now, maria. >>> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? welcome back to "the closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo on the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow six-day winning streak in jeopardy tonight with a decline on the session. yahoo numbers are out. dow jones industrial down 12 points at 13,883. nasdaq finished positive just by a fraction. up about 4.5 points. and s&p 500
the american, the japanese and american economy. there is going to be hell to pay and it's going to happen soon. >> you're holding your news and buying. >> neil henessey, can we get back to all-time highs for the dow and the s&p. >> oh, michelle, i think easily. if you look at the dow jones right now, the price-to-sales ratio is 1.28. the most it will go up to is 1.5 so that leaves 17% on the upside or if hundred points. more importantly you look at the s&p 500 companies, they are sitting on 1.5 trillion in cash, 1.5 trillion -- >> hold on. you think 2,300 points in the dow? what are you talking about? >> very much so. >> i mean. you're talking about the high in 2007, michelle, was when the price-to-sales ratio of the dow jones was at 1.8. we're 40% away from that number, but, i mean, the companies are in great shape. there's so much cash sitting on the sidelines, and at some point in time the investors are going to get out of fix the income and move over towards equity. >> can i ask you a question and i'm very much concerned about this. what happens when the bond bubble bursts and those invest
. >> thanks so much, bill. we are talking economy and politics with representative eric cantor right now, and representative, great to have you on the program. >> great to be here with you. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> let's get right to t.yesterday or this week rather the house passed a debt limit extension until mid-may. what does that buy us? >> well, what is buys us is a time for this debate about borrowing and spending to really develop into what i hope will be a robust discussion that will yield some results. we know that for almost four years the united states senate has not passed a budget, and that's part of the problem that's been contributing to the out-of-control spending in washington, and what we've said is we will extend the debt ceiling for three months to allow time for the united states senate to write a budget so we can then begin the discussions on how we're going to repay this money that we're going to borrow as well as begin to manage down the debt long term. >> what's the realistic vision in terms of a budget? i mean, this senate will have its budget pla
or bellwethers for the stock, the overall u.s. stock market and the economy. and they're converging right now. eric marshall, at 417 billion dollars in market cap on both of these companies, who do you see is having the best value opportunity right now? exxon mobil or apple? >> i would be hesitant. they're both very -- two very different companies. i would use two different methodologies to value them. i can tell you at the hodges funds we believe that the future, any stock price is really just a function, a future earnings and cash flow. those are the things that we would be focused on. when you look at apple's valuation coming down here you really have to dissect and look at what are they going to earn over the next few years, what type of cash flow are they going to generate for the shareholders? and if you think that that is a good value at this price, it certainly is a lot easier to make an argument than it was when the stock was at 600 or 700. >> do you like it? need to be focused on. really >> do you like it? >> sounds like you do. >> well, you know, we're focused in our small cap fund
of google and ibm. an indication of the strength of the global economy. yes, obviously, the fed is juicing this real, but cash on balance sheets is at record highs. unemployment seems to be stabilizing, and have you nowhere else to go, if you go to cash, what are you making, nothing? >> nothing. >> go to bonds, nothing. >> might as well put it in the mattress. >> exactly. >> watching google there. waiting for those numbers. not out yet. estimates coming down. rich peterson what, role does technology play in this market right now? how important are they? >> it's always the audio. >> in terms of the s&p capital estimates, looking for a 1.4% decline and earnings in the fourth quarter. however, you look at the low point for the earnings decline for the sector we're seeing upturned in the first quarter, second quarter 2013. however, i think, you know, we had a big rise with many m & a deals last year in the sector. investors should not be ignoring the risk out there. so far the s&p 500, so many headwinds out there in terms of what the fed may be raising rates some time. >> okay. so you see tech
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